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South Delta Crime Beat: Intoxicated youth destroy property at Town Centre Mall

The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in South Delta and other files of interest.
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Files of interest for this week from Delta Police.

The purpose of the Crime Beat is to educate and inform the public about some of the property crime trends occurring in South Delta and other files of interest. If you see anything occurring that you believe to be suspicious, call 911 for in-progress crimes and emergencies or 604-946-4411 for other assistance.


*May 15, 5200 Block of 4th Avenue: An online report was received from a complainant stating that in the late evening their property fence was damaged. Five fence panels pulled down causing approximately $250 in damage.

*May 18, Police Headquarters 4455 Clarence Taylor Crescent: Complainant reported receiving several texts from a person claiming to be their daughter requesting $1,850. Funds were sent by e-transfer before the complainant realized they were the victim of fraud. Details and screenshots of the incident to be provided to police for investigation.

*May 19, 5300 Block of Spetifore Crescent: Complainant reported the tires of three vehicles parked in front of their residence were slashed. Police attended and were provided with surveillance video of the incident showing a male wearing shorts and T-shirt approaching the residence. The footage was too far in the distance and not suitable for identification.

*May 21, Canoe Pass Way and 52nd Street: Police were flagged down by a passing driver advising that an erratic driver nearby had driven a silver Toyota over the street meridian. Police located the vehicle matching the description. The driver refused to provide breath samples and consequently was given a 90-day driving prohibition and a 30-day impoundment. The vehicle was towed from the scene and the driver left in a taxi.

*May 23, 1200 Block of 56th Street: A report was received stating that several teenagers were being loud at Town Centre Mall. Police attended and found several intoxicated youth. Hanging flower baskets had been torn down from the store fronts and destroyed. The parents of the youth were spoken to regarding the incident, restitution and damages are being sought to prevent charges being laid.


*May 16, 5100 Block of Ladner Trunk Road: A supermarket reported a male had concealed several items in a brown bag and fled the store without payment. Police flooded the area, but were unable to locate a suspect fitting the description provided by the store.  Still images obtained from surveillance video are to be disseminated for possible identification of the suspect.

*May 17, 4700 Block of 57th Street: Complainant reported they left their bicycle in the locked patio of their residence and overnight the bike was stolen. The bicycle is described as a purple, 15 speed, Norco with black mudguards and straight handle bars. No surveillance video or witnesses.

*May 17, 4800 Block of Linden Drive: Complainant reported the theft of an Amazon package containing an $80 pillow from the doorstep of their residence. Surveillance video showed a female with a brown ponytail, dyed pink/purple patches in her hair, and wearing an animal print skirt. Still photos of the suspect to be disseminated for possible identification.

*May 18, 4900 Block of 60A Street: Complainant reported the theft of the catalytic converter from a vehicle stored at their residence. The incident occurred sometime during the past two weeks. No surveillance video, suspects, or witnesses.

*May 19, Police headquarters 4455 Clarence Taylor Crescent: Complainant reported they were locked out of their computer when they visited an unknown website. Subsequently a male called indicating he would repair the damage for $1,000. The complainant provided the caller with the funds in gift cards before they realized they were the victim of fraud. Complainant advised to contact their bank and change online password.  The incident was reported for information purposes only and no further police action requested.

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